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SnoCountry SnoCast: Loving The Forecast For Presidents’ Day Weekend

Steamboat-Springs Steamboat Springs) Feet of snow fell in Colorado to kick off February. Credit: Larry Pierce

With Valentine’s Day Friday and (hopefully) an extended holiday weekend for you, there’s a lot to love about the forecast!



Eastern U.S. & Canada

Similar to so many storm systems this winter another weather event will unfold Thursday with quite a bit of snow, but also pockets of wintry-mixed precipitation. Head north for the best snow because an area of low pressure will race from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf of Maine Thursday. This will drop 4-8” of snow for areas around the Great Lakes plus northern New York and northern New England.


If you’re going to enjoy this fresh snow, layer up appropriately! An Arctic cold front will pass Friday leading to morning temperatures -10 to -20 degrees through Saturday.


A warm front will bring some relief Sunday with steady snow showers, amounting to another 2-4” along the northern half of the Appalachians. It’ll be a beautiful Presidents’ Day and then Tuesday, another storm system will bring a repeat forecast of a wintry mix with the best snow farther north. This week we love Cranmore, Sunday River, Mad River Glen and Ski Bromont.

Western U.S. & Canada

Many western ski areas will be in a favorable weather pattern with cooler and wetter-than-average weather conditions this week. The first in a series of storm systems will enter British Columbia, Alberta, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest Thursday. This will provide 6-12” of snow (15-30cm) for the aforementioned areas. The next round of powder arrives during Presidents’ Day weekend. It will begin Saturday in the Pacific Northwest, then traverse much of the Rockies. It will push into Idaho, Montana and California Sunday. Then the storm moves into Utah, Colorado and Wyoming on the holiday Monday.

This will leave 4-8” of new snow for many, but upwards of 12-24” for some! This week we love Big White, Crystal Mountain, Timberline, Big Sky and Utah’s Alta.

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